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SERUMAGA DAVID
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PERSONAL BIO-DATA

P.O. BOX 71583, Kampala, Uganda

Tel No:  +256 784292701/0703059822

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Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Date of Birth: 2nd June 1992
Nationality: Ugandan

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

 I am quick and eager to learn and adept at writing and expressing myself proficiently. I possess very good communication skills. I am competent with day-to-day computer word processing and work well individually as well as with a team towards achieving set targets. I am an articulate, confident person who relishes challenges and working under pressure. My greatest strengths are leadership, analysis, problem solving, research, presentation, communication and writing skills. I have worked and thrived in multi-cultural environments. I am so passionate about writing. A few of my articles have been published by websites and in news papers like The New Vision, Daily Monitor, The Observer and The Independent. I have done radio news anchoring with Family Radio Kitintale for six months. I persistently strive towards excelling in tasks I am assigned and being a person of integrity.

EDUCATION BACK GROUND

2013- 2016                  Uganda Christian University, Mukono

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication                 

2011-2012                   Luwero Senior Secondary School

                                  Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (A- level) Certificate

2001 – 2004                Luwero Senior Secondary School

 

                                   Uganda Certificate of Education (O-level) Certificate

2000                            Kyegombwa Church of Uganda Primary School

                                   Primary Leaving Examination Certificate

 SKILLS

  • Proficiency in computer software programs, including Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
  • Good in spoken and written English
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

WORK EXPERIENCE

January 2015 up -to- date Volunteer Uganda Media Centre, Office of the President

Presenting media report

Writing newsletters and opinions in the national newspapers

Representing Office of the President on Radio for Talk shows

Writing for the website

Pitching stories to media

Part-time News Anchor, Family Radio January – June 2014

  • Developing and implementing newsworthy ideas
  • Editing sound bits
  • Writing news stories
  • Developing compelling story angles
  • Pitching stories to media.
  • Writing articles
  • Identifying media trends, news cycles and spin opportunities
  • Proactively managing editorial calendars.

January 2015- May 2015         

Communications Intern, Uganda Media Centre, Office of the President

  • Writing newsletter and Opinions in the daily newspapers like the New Vision, Daily Monitor, The Observer and The Independent
  • Coordinating journalists to cover press briefings
  • Public and motivational speaking

September 2015-to date   

Volunteer at Uganda Media Centre

  • Writing newsletter and Opinions in the daily newspapers like the New Vision, Daily Monitor, The Observer and The Independent
  • Participating in radio talk shows.
  • Representing Uganda Media Centre and making reports from government meetings
  • Coordinating journalists to cover press briefings
  • Doing part-time office attendant
  • Receptionist  
  • Social Media Management: Facebook, Twitter,YouTube accounts.
  • Event organization, planning.
  • Public and motivational speaking

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • Communication and organisational skills
  • Inter-personal skills
  • Leadership and analytical skills
  • Writing
  • Research
  • Crisis management and conflict resolution
  • Strategic thinking
  • Networking skills
  • Financial Management and budgeting skills
  • Acute sense of judgment, tact and diplomacy
  • A strong-sense of teamwork and ability to manage, coordinate and execute programs
  • Knowledge of international publications and opportunities
  • Managing teams
  • Event organisation

 

POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • 2013-date President Compassion Alumni, Luwero cluster 
  • 2013- 2016           Publicity Central Fellowship, Uganda Christian University             
  • 2011-2012            General Secretary Student’s Council, Luwero Secondary School
  • 2010 – 2012          Head Prefect,  Luwero Child Development Centre
  • 2005 – 2010          Games Prefect, Luwero Child Development Centre

                    

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Best serving leader 2011-2013, Luwero Child Development Centre
  • First person to get a degree in my village-Nakazi Luwero District  
  • Best upcoming Luganda news anchor, Family radio, 2014
  • First intern to participate in Uganda Media Centre, Office of the President Magazine
  • Renowned opinion and letter writer in Uganda’s newspapers

 

HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

  • Motivational speaking and teaching
  • Voracious reader of books, news and magazines
  • Avid consumer of news, politics and entertainment
  • Sport; football and cricket
  • Watching live music performances
  • Organising events
  • Travelling and networking

REFEREES

Mr. Oboth David
Project Director, Nsawo Child Development Centre Luwero
Mobile: 0782308909

 

Mr. Ofwono Opondo
Executive Director, Uganda Media Centre
Office of the President
Mobile:  0772865590
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Hon. Mike Sebalu
Representative in the East African Legislative Assembly
Mobile: 0772120411
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Mr. Stephen Senkaaba
Lecturer, Uganda Christian Universality
Editor, New Vision
Mobile: 0780770687
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